On entry students are arranged in teaching groups according to their prior attainment and their learning needs.
Each Year 7 consists of two higher ability classes, two mixed ability classes and a learning support class.
In Years 8 and 9, students are set in Maths and other subjects where appropriate. Students with learning difficulties are assessed and given any support that is highlighted in their Individual Education Plan.
In Year 10, we provide a range of courses to suit different abilities; they include Level 2 vocational and traditional GCSE courses.
Where appropriate, students who are gifted in a subject are given the opportunity to complete the course early and even begin Level 3 study at KS4.
All students study maths, English, science, Welsh, ICT, P.E., P.S.E and the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
They then choose a further three subjects from a range of options.
Each student and their parent / guardian is offered an interview with a senior member of staff to ensure that their choices are suitable for them.
As a College we are very proud of the expanding and innovative curriculum that we provide students. Students enjoy far more choice than in the past.
At Tonypandy we are part of the Rhondda Post 16 Partnership where the schools and colleges of the Rhondda have come together to extend and broaden the number and range of courses available to sixth formers The Rhondda Consortium makes possible a greater range of subjects which can be studied by a wider range of abilities.
Whatever your ability or previous achievements sixth form is open to you or anyone who can benefit from the education and opportunities on offer.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me through this site, or by telephoning the college. I look forward to hearing from you.